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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 Volume XI, Number 250

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Masonic Lodge #197 will put on two 2nd Degrees and hold their regular business meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 12th at the Masonic Temple, located directly behind the Carthage Public Library. Will eat before. All area Masons are invited to attend.

Did Ya Know?. . .A "Freedom From Smoking Clinic" is being offered every Monday for the next 7 weeks, by the McCune- Brooks Hospital. The clinic meets from 6-8:30 p.m. on Monday night in the MBH Wellness Center, 2040 S. Garrison. $60 fee. Registration is limited. Call 359-2432 or 358-0670 M-W-F to register.

Did Ya Know?. . .Carthage Humane Society is looking for foster families to relieve overcrowding during peak season. For more information call Kaylene Cole at 358-6808.

today's laugh

Government definition: A recession is merely a downward trend of a sliding tendency.

"My grandfather is 95 years old and every day he goes horseback riding - except during the month of July."
"Why not during July?"
"Because that is when the man who puts him on the horse goes on his vacation."

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

Gave the Firemen a Cake.

The fire department was called out last evening to extinguish a fire at Mat Confrey’s residence on James hill. The firemen extinguished the flames after some trouble. The fire was in the cellar and the smoke was very dense.

There was no opening to drive the smoke out which made fighting the fire a very difficult task. The damage was not great.

In token of their appreciation of the efforts of the firemen Mrs. Confrey and her daughter, Miss Lena, sent them an elegant cocoanut cake.

It was greatly enjoyed by the fire ladies and their friends, and they wouldn’t mind fighting fire for Mrs. Confrey again.

Miss Bertha Benny arrived last night from Leon, Kan., to be with her sick sister, Mrs. T. J. Ogden, of Case street.

  Today's Feature

Posters of the America Home Front.

The Powers Museum will be hosting Marlene Katz who will portray Eleanor Roosevelt and cut the ribbon for the grand opening of a national touring exhibit "Produce for Victory: Posters of the American Home Front, 1941-1945" from the Smith-sonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The appearance of the exhibit in Carthage is sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council and the Powers Museum. The exhibit’s organizers were the National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service. Other sponsors who have made the entire Missouri tour possible are the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Hearst Foundation.

The exhibit, in place at the Powers Museum, opens June 14 and the date also marks the 15th anniversary of the Powers Museum located at 1617 W Oak in Carthage, Missouri. The museum was created by a bequest to the City of Carthage by the Marian Powers Winchester estate. During World War II, Mrs. Winchester was the Executive Secretary of the Carthage Chapter of the American Red Cross and was active is home front Activities through the Red Cross, the Carthage USO and the Camp Crowder Hospital Committee.

Ms Katz of Leawood, KS, whose performance is being held at Memorial Hall to accommodate additional people prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Powers Museum, has been made possible by the Missouri Humanities Council’s Program Bureau program. The topic of the program will focus on the American home front during World War II and will be presented by Ms Katz in costume as Eleanor Roosevelt. Due to the size of the traveling exhibit, this program and other remarks by visiting guests will be held at Memorial Hall beginning at 10 am on June 14. Memorial Hall is located at Oak and Garrison in Carthage and visitors are asked to enter the hall through the World War II Memorial at the southeast corner entrance.

Once those festivities are concluded at Memorial Hall, the audience will continue down Oak Street to the Powers Museum where Ms Katz, costumed as Eleanor Roosevelt, will cut the ribbon thus opening the exhibit. Once Ms Katz has concluded, an informal open house will be held the remainder of the day. Light refreshments will be served, special home front videos will be presented and door prizes will be given. Both the opening program at Memorial Hall and the open house at the Powers Museum are free and open to all.

Just Jake Talkin'


It’s hard ta ignore the fact that the summer heat has settled in. As the temperature moves toward the upper 90’s, the body starts takin’ note. I can imagine the popularity of the shade provided by trees around the Courthouse before folks on the Square had the luxury of air conditioning. With just a little breeze, it still pretty comfortable ta sit for a spell and watch the daily movement of shoppers.

The fact is, there is somethin’ more refreshing about a cool breeze than the stagnant artificial cool of mechanical refrigeration.

I’m not by any means suggestin’ that we step back to those pre ac days of yore, but the idea of folks gatherin’ for a communal breath of fresh air in the middle of the afternoon on the Courthouse lawn still has some appeal.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Printing

Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• H. Kitcheman of Illinois writes: "I read your hint on using toothpaste on burns. I just wanted to let you know that toothpaste also works to stop the itch of mosquito bites. Just a little dab before bed, and I don’t wake up with a messy bite from scratching all night."

• You can use a zip-lock baggie for fancy piping on a cake. Just fill the bag and make a tiny snip in the bottom corner. Then frost away.

• Sprinkle regular sugar on a cake plate before placing your cake on it. It will help the cake slide off easier.

• Everyone knows that coupons are great money-savers. But did you know that they can also increase your grocery bill if used incorrectly? Make sure to cut coupons only for items you already use, and check store-brand prices. Oftentimes, the price of an item with the coupon savings is still more than the equivalent store brand. A dollar off can sound like a bargain, too, but if it causes you to buy a product you normally wouldn’t have purchased, you haven’t saved a thing. Be a smart shopper.

• Fred J. of Hilton Head, S.C., writes: "When going on a highway car trip, I spray some non-stick cooking oil on the front of my car. The bugs come off easily if I do this. I don’t know about other areas of the country, but in the South, love-bug season can be terrible on the front of a car, especially a white one like mine."

• Thanks to Megan of Orlando, Fla., for this super tip: "Our new dishwasher doesn’t have a lock latch on it (it locks automatically when the door is closed all the way), so it’s hard to tell when the dishes are clean. We decided that whoever runs it should stick a refrigerator magnet on the door when he or she starts it; that way, if there’s a magnet on the dishwasher, you know the dishes are clean."

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